An energy company seeks to open in the former NYOFCo plant, promising to supply clean fuel to the city and jobs to Hunts Point. But Community Board 2 wants to see some changes before the deal is done.
Medical waste facility seeks to expand The second largest medical waste disposal company in the United States plans to double the capacity of its Hunts Point facility, trucking in more red bags from hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices as far away as Rhode Island. As much as 80 tons of […]
On the sweltering day after city schools closed for summer, cooling down was easy in Hunts Point. Hundreds made a splash in the Floating Lady Pool, the seven-lane pool on a barge that has been moored off Barretto Point Park every summer since 2008. Other pool-goers in flip-flops waited on the […]
Bronx community groups took to the streets of Manhattan on April 9th to protest Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plans to test new garbage disposal technology they fear will end up hurting the South Bronx. Representatives from The Point CDC, Nos Quedamos, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice and other community organizations […]
The sprawling complex with the red-and-white striped smokestack on the Hunts Point waterfront where the New York Organic Fertilizer Company converted sewage sludge into fertilizer will not reopen any time soon. The city’s Department of Environmental Protection will announce tomorrow that officials have selected an upstate New York-based sludge recycling […]
City officials continue to keep a tight lid on information concerning the future of NYOFCo, the defunct sewage treatment plant that provoked 16 years of protest over the awful smells that rose from the plant on Oak Point Avenue topped with a red-and-white striped smoke stack. But the district manager […]
The city will soon decide who will take the place of former sludge processing plant NYOFCo, which closed in 2010, and Hunts Point residents will have no say as to who that will be. The city’s Department of Environmental Protection began taking proposals from applicants looking to process sludge, shortly […]
NYOFCo will be coming back to Hunts Point over the Bronx Borough President’s dead body. Borough President Ruben Diaz declared last month that he would oppose efforts by the fertilizer plant’s parent company Synagro to snare a new contract with the city to process sewage sludge at the plant on […]